Friday, April 27, 2012

Paneer Gatta with Tikadiya

BM #15    Day 5

Gatte ki Subzi is one of the top favorites amongst Rajasthani  Cuisines. Here I have mixed cottage cheese to make it rich and extra soft.Traditionally this is prepared with chick pea flour, but I have used moong daal flour since my hubby is allergic to besan. Infact everyone enjoyed this preparation which was much lighter than the chick pea one.

1cup....... chick pea flour / moong daal flour
½ cup..... grated cottage cheese
¼ tsp...... carom seeds
½ tsp...... red chilly pwd
½ tsp...... garam masala
½ tsp...... green chilly
Few coriander leaves finely chopped
3tbsp..... oil
Salt to taste

Mix all ingredients and make a semi soft dough.
Place a pot of water to boil.
With greased hand roll out thin fingers from the dough.
Put these in the boiling water.
Remove them with a slotted spoon after about 8-10 minutes.
Cut into 1’’pieces.
Deep fry.(this is purely optional)
Keep aside the left over water for gravy.

the fried gattas

2tsp............ paach poran / mix of cumin,fenugreek,mustard,nigella and fennel seeds
2-3.............. whole red chillies
½ cup........ curd
¼ tsp......... turmeric pwd
½ tsp......... red chilly pwd
½ tsp......... garam masala
Salt to taste

Heat oil / ghee .
Add the paach poran, hing, and whole red chillies.
Immediately add the left over boiled water.
Let boil for 5-7 minutes.
Add the prepared gattas.
Switch off the gas.
Now add the beaten curd ,salt and spices.
Mix well.
Switch on the gas and give it a boil.
Serve with Tikadiyas.

½ cup............ wheat flour
½ tsp............. salt
3tbsp .............oil
½ tsp.............. red chilly pwd
½ tsp............. jeera pwd

Mix salt and bind a dough.
Roll out into a chapatti.
Mix all spices.
Apply oil , spread the spices.
Roll like a pin wheel and make a ball .
Roll this again into a thick chapati.
Cook on both sides applying ghee and making it crisp.

The paneer gattas served in the Rajasthani Thaali..may look different from these as I have garnished those with Kashmiri red chillies.

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  1. Vaishali .. you are making me hungy. Nice array of dishes.


  2. delicious looking rotis and whole platter is gorgeous as always, from you!

  3. Had never heard of paneer in gatta. Awesome.

  4. Quite a new gattas,both looks fabulous..

  5. Sounds interesting and new to many nice and new recipes to try from your space,will try it soon.The spread looks awesome...

  6. wow, I love this idea of paneer gatta, got to give it a try and absolutely love tikadiya, and wow what a thali dear. I am just salivating here. Why don't you live closer to me so that I could come and enjoy all that.

  7. Delicious Platter!!!! There is lotssss to try from your space vaishali!!!!

  8. The paneer gattas and the kadi look super inviting. But can you clarify the first step of the tikadia? Do you mean to say mix wheat flour with salt?

  9. I'm definitely gonna try the tikadia, sounds so different and looks yummy. Good one Vaishali...

  10. Yumm.. yumm.. both the dishes look delicious.

  11. wow paneer and gatta kadhi...seems wonderful

  12. Only today I read about tikadia in a magazine and now I see it in your thali. It looks amazing. The paneer gatta gravy also looks nice...

  13. Digging the Paneer Gatta and those Rajathani couple dolls. :). Am inspired to used rose petals for props. They elevate the look of the food. Yum!

  14. love that paratha...the thali looks so good

  15. Awesome recipe Vaishali.Anything with paneer is a hit with my folks :)

  16. Awesome recipe. My daughter is sure to love this

  17. Excellent round up of all the delicious recipes. Wonderfully prepared.
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  18. Lovely Receipe, such a pleaser this recipe is :)
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